Led by the Howard Buffett Foundation, Monsanto has joined with ADM and Feeding America to sponsor the Invest an Acre program, which aims to raise awareness about rural hunger and mobilize the agricultural community to get involved and help address the issue. It is the first effort of its kind to mobilize farmers, agri-business and nonprofits on a national scale to support rural hunger relief.
Under Invest an Acre, U.S. farmers can go to ADM elevators and invest proceeds from their harvest to Feeding America. Each investment will support their local food bank connected with Feeding America, which has 53 food banks operating in communities near all of the participating ADM locations.
Monsanto is the first seed company to join Invest an Acre and will match the farmer donations to make twice the impact. Monsanto has committed to support the program through a $3 million contribution over the next four crop years.
Monsanto contributions are open to all U.S. farmers who bring their grain to one of the participating ADM facilities; a farmer does not need to purchase our products to participate in this program.
The program highlights the paramount role of U.S. farmers. It’s their continued efforts to manage the land, preserve the environment and grow the crops that feed our world, which needs to be recognized. Their support of this program in such a devastating drought year further underscores their commitment.